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CasasNaAreia in Portugal.

If you’ve been aching for a peaceful escape that’s both eco and modern, we couldn’t think of a more stunning place to sit back and relax than Casas na Areia in Comporta, Portugal. Designed by architects Aires Mateus, this gorgeous retreat takes old masonry buildings and turns them into new, contemporary structures set upon the sand. Creating a delicate balance between the natural landscape and modern architecture, Aires Mateus’ design is able to evoke a poetic visual and visceral experience from its inhabitants.

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Canvas hotel 2012 Season.

The Canvas Hotel is situated in Nissedal Kommune in Telemark, two kilometres from the nearest road.  The main dining, bar and utility area is located in the center of the small collection of 9 yurts spread out on the island. The total capacity is 20 guests in yurts with 2 or 4 beds. The yurts Each yurt has wooden flooring, a wood stove and very comfortable beds. The showers are situated next to the sauna yurt. Leave two coffee cups on the steps in front of the yurt in the evening before you go to bed, and and you will be woken up with fresh coffee in the morning.

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Chalet Des Druns, Chamonix.

This vast chalet of 700m2 was constructed for luxurious holiday rentals and combines contemporary French Alpine architecture and design with the practical necessities for weekly high-end rentals for both summer and winter. Le Chalet des Drus has a sumptuous indoor swimming pool and spa area which is very rare to be found in Chamonix. There is also a gym, hot tub, hammam and cinema room – this chalet offers 5-star accommodation from top to toe! The use of these traditional materials contrasts beautifully with the modern design features such as the glass stairway and slate dining table using iron legs from the workshop of Mr Eiffel, (architect of the Eiffel Tower). This creates a stunning harmony respecting traditional building materials, and techniques with modern design features and technology.

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Torre di Moravola, medieval modernism.

Torre di Moravola is a 12th C retreat created from a medieval watchtower situated on a mountainside overlooking the Carpini valley in Umbria, Italy.

Outbuildings, gardens, terraces and a 25 metre infinity pool are aligned on an axis with the tower to maximise the dramatic 360 degree views over secluded valleys, unchanged for centuries, giving the sensation of being totally removed from the modern world.

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Casa Sisal by Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos.

Located in Yucatan, Mexico, Hacienda Sac Chich was constructed Casa Sisal by Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos in 2010.

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Palazzo barocco, Positano, Italy.

This stunning Baroque style Palace is one of a kind. It is located high in Positano, about 10 – 15 minutes walk up from the town and beach and has the most impressive views over the town, the typical Amalfi coastline and the Mediteranean sea. Its uphill position and property location makes it difficult to reach and is not advisable for guests with limited mobility. This palace is for rent by Leo Trippi Luxury Travel.

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Compound in the dunes by Ike Kligerman Barkley.

Compound in the dunes by Ike Kligerman Barkley is on a rolling site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this beach house brings together two contrasting ideas – nineteenth century Shingle Style design, and a contemporary preference for material and textural expression over architectural detail. While the exterior captures the local design aesthetic, the interior treats light, space and surface in a distinctly modern fashion. Photographer: Peter Aaron / Esto.

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Chalet Vardar, Verbier.

The stunning property in the Sonalon area of Verbier was completed in 2011. It occupies an enviable position in the heights of Verbier, with unparalleled views of the village below and the surrounding mountains. The exterior of the chalet has been traditionally designed with the use of old wood in keeping with the local architecture. The interior was artfully designed by a leading London based interior designer. Chalet for rent by Leo Trippi Luxury Travel.

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Chalet Indigo by Bo Design.

Indigo is a rustic chalet with its exterior of stone and wood, belies its modern interior, decorated with a combination of tasteful pieces which come together splendidly and create the coziest of environments views, constructed by Bo Design.

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Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa in Mexico.

High upon a majestic clif fside overlooking the azure Pacific is a place of awe-inspiring natural beauty. Time slows to the rhythm of waves against rocky spires. Sea breezes whisper through tropical groves. Welcome to Capella Ixtapa. Intimate in scale, discreet in every respect, Capella Ixtapa envelops you in tranquil seclusion. From the open sea just beyond, the resort’s interior spaces f low organically, an extension of their natural surroundings. Sweeping Pacific views, a private balcony and plunge pool g race each guestroom. Our Personal Assistants, always within reach, see that your every preference is met and every wish, fulfilled. It’s the Capella custom. All around you, endless ocean vistas cast their spell. Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa in Mexico.

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Villa Baie, Côte d’Azur.

The exteriors are set with extensive furnished terraces and a heated infinity pool facing the sea that extends with a lawned garden. On 3 levels distributed by a lift up to the solarium terrace, the interiors bathed with sunlight comprise, on the upper floor an entrance hall from the parking and garage, the master suite with dressing and bathroom, one double bedroom with bathroom and one double bedroom with shower, all opening onto the solarium terrace. Down, the main level opening onto terraces comprise a large living room, a dining room, a professional kitchen, a day toilet, a double bedroom with bathroom and a double bedroom with shower room. The pool level it set with a large furnished beach club and a service bedroom. Villa for rent by Leo Trippi.

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Castello di Semivicoli by Oriano Associati Architetti.

 Castello di Semivicoli houses hotel is located in Casacanditella (Italy), originally built between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the ancient baronial palace underwent an extensive renovation in 2005-2010 led by the Montesilvano-based Oriano Associati Architetti.

The exclusive atmosphere of this haven of quietness and meditation, the fascination of the antique combined with modern design furniture and the perfect service will make your stay at the Castello unforgettable.

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St Leon 10 by SAOTA and Antoni Associates.

St Leon 10 is located in the affluent suburb of Bantry Bay, in Cape Town, South Africa, the project was completed in 2006 by SAOTA and Antoni Associates.

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Hotel Leela Goa, India.

Hotel Leela Goa Combine the opulence and luxury of The Leela with the natural beauty and Portuguese heritage of South Goa for the ultimate beach holiday. The hotel is set in 75 lush acres with a pristine beach, a 12 hole golf course and world class dining. While the rooms and suites, The Restaurant and the signature Jamavar have been designed by Jeffrey A. Wilkes, the principal designer of DESIGNWILKES, the art and embellishment has been done by Mrs. Madhu Nair.

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Casa Hannah in Bali, Indonesia by Bo Design.

CASA HANNAH is ideally situated right at the heart of Seminyak, the trendiest district in Bali. Located 30/45 minutes away from the airport, this ultra-modern, incredibly bright villa is also just a few minutes from the beach and the sea.

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Chalet E 1850 in Courchevel.

The spacious chalet has a total surface of 550 square meters, and hosts up to 10 people. It is spread over 4 levels with lifts providing access to all levels. The top level (level 2) of the majestic chalet houses the living room with the dining area, the sitting area arranged around the fireplace, home cinema, billiard area, the terrace-with-a-view, the professional kitchen and a guest cloakroom. The main entrance on level 1, houses the master bedroom (BR1), with dressing facilities and a beautiful gas fireplace, as well as bedrooms 2 and 3. All 3 these bedrooms have double beds, en suite bath & shower rooms and flat screen television. On level 0 we find BR4 and BR5, with 2 single beds in each, en suite bathrooms and flat screen television. The floor also houses the games room for kids, cinema room, ski room with ski boot dryer, glove dryer, sky clothes dryer, shower and w.c. and the garage. The magnificent relaxation facilities are situated on the lower floor (level 0) where we find the indoor swimming pool with bar, spa area with sauna, Hammam, shower and massage table, gym area, laundry room with washing machine and dryer.

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Villa Hermosa in Costa Smeralda, Italy.

The villa has a private park of approx 5.000 sq. metres, large living room with exit on covered terraces and internal patio, dining room, kitchen, and outdoor dining area, 2 master bedrooms each one with bathrooms en-suite, 1 twin room with bathroom, 1 double room with bathroom and access to another room with 2 beds (ideal for kids). Laundry area with staff bedroom with 2 beds and bathroom. Large private swimming-pool with sea view, 2 covered parking places plus 1 uncovered. The villa is situated in a complex with custodian, share swimming-pool and direct access to the beach equipped with umbrellas and chairs.

This property is for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate

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White Luxury house in Mykonos, Greece.

This stunning residence stands majestically on a rocky cliff above the new port  of Mykonos. From its elevated position it affords breathtaking panoramic views of the town with its famous windmills, the Aegean Sea including the sacred island of Delos, and captivating sunsets. The property, dramatic and impressive, yet a serene and private haven, is only a few minutes away from the lively and cosmopolitan town of Mykonos.

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SCULPTURED INTERIOR: Impeccably designed and decorated, the 650m2 villa is defined by a sophisticated minimal style. Its all-white rounded walls and gleaming floors exude a feeling of cool luxury and create a seamless flow of space. At the entrance of the main house a vertical picture window frames a striking view of the port below. The expansive living room includes appealing built-in sitting areas and several windows that take full advantage of the light and the fabulous sea and town views. A few steps lead up to the dining area with a fireplace and on to the unique fully-equipped kitchen. Special features include beautifully exposed rock formations, thick wood-beam ceilings, and plentiful arches. Two spacious master bedrooms with their own bathrooms complete this part of the house. In the garden, two stone-built independent suites allow guests to enjoy their privacy.

EXCEPTIONAL OUTDOORS: Broad stone-paved terraces surround the villa while fan-shaped pergolas and a covered dining area are ideal for relaxed
summer entertaining. A horizon swimming pool merges with the azure seascape and overlooks the town. The island’s natural rocky terrain is
perfectly preserved and highlighted with abundant mature cactuses. A separate studio for staff and sheltered parking space are situated at the side of the property. The land area is 4.000sq.m.

This property is for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate

House Sedibe by Nico van der Meulen Architects.

Situated within the heart of Bryanston in Johannesburg South Africa, this stand gracefully borders the Riverclub golf course. Positioned on top of a sloping site, it proudly elevates above its surroundings. Originally a single storey traditional house, this brief involved adding a second storey and increasing the areas to more than double its existing size. The style of the house was modernized, prioritizing the views, while ensuring natural northern light penetrates every room. The idea of elongating and stretching the building to its maximum length was birthed upon by studying the layout of the existing plan. Likened to an elastic band that is stretched, the concept resulted in lengthened facades that framed the landscape. Strategically using frameless folding doors allowed for a transparency on the two longest facades making this contemporary home truly unique. Brilliantly planned and designed, the layout of the house promises views of the golf course from almost every room. Long and narrow in form, the design was successful in seamlessly merging the interior with the exterior. Walking over a Koi pond before entering the house sets the tone of tranquility which engulfs you as you make your way through the well designed open plan double volume spaces. Suspended bridges and a glass staircase pierce the majestic double volume space contributing to the open and airiness of this design. In keeping with natural colours and materials Nico van der Meulen Architects ensured the house blends in with its surrounding. Architectural brilliance resulted in a design that presents unobstructed views to the park, while combining the practicality of everyday living with the comfort of luxurious open spaces.

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76 Crosby Street, Soho, New York City.

An unparalleled Penthouse awaits at the pinnacle of 76 Crosby Street Condominiums. With five bedrooms (convertible seven), four and one half baths, plenty of wide open space, soaring 12’3″ ceilings, lit by way of window after window, this space offers room to grow and then some. The master suite is the ultimate retreat featuring two large walk-in closets and a tranquil marble master bath designed for the ultimate in relaxation. Also, on this floor, three more bedrooms and two and one half more baths, as well as a large media room/ playroom, a home office and a laundry room complete with two oversized washers and dryers. Head up to the second floor by way of a stair case that encircles a two-story Balinese wall and find even more room to spread out. A second stunning dining room opens up to a full outdoor kitchen. A media room offers a cozy haven lit by an enormous skylight and warmed by a gas fireplace. Another home office is tucked away for privacy. Swing open the French doors to reveal an incredible 3,073 square foot private roof deck with an outdoor fireplace and plenty of seating on which to unwind. Also on this floor, a home gym with access to a secluded grotto offering a soothing hot tub and outdoor shower. As an added convenience, the second floor also features a service kitchen (with dumbwaiter to the main kitchen) with wine storage, and an additional bedroom and full bath.

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